David Magnusson http://www.davidmagnusson.se

David Magnusson http://www.davidmagnusson.se

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  1. D. Parker
    D. Parker says:

    I think interviews like this are a stark reminder that these men just pretend to be superheroes in movies, in real life, they’re just people who too often say stupid or ridiculous things.
    They may be rich and famous, but they appear to be missing qualities that would make them real heroes, like compassion, empathy, or sensitivity.
    People are people, not matter if they’re disabled or superstars, although clearly some are more human and humane than others.

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    • anonymous
      anonymous says:

      They didn’t seem to be lacking that compassion, sensitivity, and empathy when they visited a children’s hospital months before AoU came out, so.

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    • sam
      sam says:

      If the comment was “she is black anyway…” With the inference being he wouldn’t want a relationship with a black woman, would that have been ok because it’s a fictional character?

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  2. Pandelirious Malifecto
    Pandelirious Malifecto says:

    Great post Sam. I’m a thalidomide survivor with highly visible birth defects. I’m going on 23 years of marriage with 5 kids. Sexuality and disability is a tough nut for some Ableds. They can’t get past that Western Beauty Ideal. My own Mother had the notion that no woman would find me attractive. LOL, she was so wrong. I applaud your efforts. Here is a link to one of my short stories that deals with disability and sexuality.
    https://pmalifecto.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/the-corset-2/

    Cheers,
    P. Malifecto

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  3. Miriam
    Miriam says:

    Well, is it possible to disagree with you? No, it isn’t. Because you say a lot of great and right things that should be embraced in the wider society.
    Thank you for this article, it made my day 🙂

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  4. Will
    Will says:

    I wasn’t offended in the slightest. I joke about being one legged all the time. You can spend your time getting upset about every stupid little joke and comment you hear or you move on with your life.

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  5. Dr. Ashton
    Dr. Ashton says:

    I’m a burn victim, so I’m completely covered in scars and I’m not offended in the least bit. The man has a type, heaven forbid. People have a specific type, I’m sure you do too. If he doesn’t want to date someone with a disability, that’s his business, not yours. And it’s a hypothetical situation about a fictional character. Please grow up. You’re one of those disabled people who makes everything an insult about your disability, and some of us just don’t give a shit. My wife calls me her deep fried crispy critter and you know what? I think it’s funny!

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    • sam
      sam says:

      My husband and close friends have in jokes too, I’m not one to take offence. But there are times and places. If a stranger walked up to you in the street and called you a crispy critter would you find it as endearing as when your wife calls it you?

      I’m glad you’re confident, have good self esteem and are in a relationship but I can’t help feel that younger women with physical disabilities would feel upset by the comments.

      If his type is someone with two legs and forget EVERYTHING else about that person, then how sad!!

      It’s throwaway comments like this that make society feel easier about judging those with disability.

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